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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[West Virginia|West Virginia]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Harrison_County,_West_Virginia|Harrison County]]''
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Guide to '''Harrison County West Virginia genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Harrison County
 
| county = Harrison County
 
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| founded year = 1784
 
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| founded date = May 3
 
| seat wl = Clarksburg
 
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| building address = Harrison County Courthouse<br>301 W Main Street<br>Clarksburg, WV 26301-2909<br>Phone: 304-624-8611<br>[http://www.harrisoncountywv.com/ '''Harrison County Website''']
 
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''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[West Virginia|West Virginia]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Harrison_County,_West_Virginia|Harrison County]]''
 
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
'''Harrison County'''<br>301 W Main Street<br>Clarksburg, WV 26301-2909<br>304-624-8611 <br>
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County Clerk has birth and death records from 1853<br>Marriage Records from 1784<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Doddridge County, West Virginia. Page 743 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
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*County Clerk has birth and death records from 1853  
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*Marriage Records from 1784  
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*Probate Record from 1788
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*Land Records from 1786<ref name="Handybook" />  
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*[http://www.harrisoncountychamber.com/ Harrison County Chamber of Commerce]
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
[http://www.wvgenweb.org/harrison/histories.htm Communities and Towns]
 
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
 
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[http://www.wvculture.org/history/wvsamenu.html West Virginia State Archives]  
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[[Image:Wvharrison.jpg|thumb|right|400px]]  
 
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[http://www.libraries.wvu.edu/wvcollection/ West Virginia &amp; Regional History Collection WVU]  
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
[http://www.wvgenweb.org/harrison/cems.html Harrison Cemetery Information &amp; Readings]
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Oddfellows Cemetery  
 
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[http://www.interment.net/us/wv/harrison.htm Harrison County Cemetery Record West Virginia] Interment.net Cemetery Records on line
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[http://www.wvgenweb.org/harrison/obits.htm Obituaries&nbsp;]&nbsp;Harrison County, West Virginia
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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*[http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1790m-03.pdf Harrison County Heads of Families - 1785] at U.S. Census Bureau - free. County begins on page 90.
 
*[http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1790m-03.pdf Harrison County Heads of Families - 1785] at U.S. Census Bureau - free. County begins on page 90.
  
[http://www.wvgenweb.org/harrison/census.html &nbsp;Harrison County Census Information]
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Join us in [https://www.familysearch.org/1940census indexing the 1940 Census]  
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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===== Baptist  =====
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Early Baptist churches (with years constituted):
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#Simpson's Creek (1775)<ref name="baptist">Robert Baylor Semple and George William Beale, ''A History of the Rise and Progress of the Baptists in Virginia'' (1810; reprint, Richmond, Va.: Pitt and Dickinson, 1894), 434. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=t6RhTC8ziQQC Google Books].</ref>
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#Buchannon (1786)<ref name="baptist" />
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#Good Hope (1806)<ref name="baptist" />
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#Olive Branch (1803)<ref name="baptist" />
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#Salem (1801)<ref name="baptist" />
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#Union (1802)<ref name="baptist" />
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#West Fork<ref name="baptist" />
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Harrison County fell within the bounds of the Union Association.
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===== LDS  =====
  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Genealogy<br> ====
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==== Genealogy<br> ====
  
*'''[Criss]''' Johnston, Aaron Montgomery. ''Ancestors and Descendants of James and Althea (Loose) Johnston and Allied Families: Bennett, Criss, Gay, Loose, Maitland, Montgomery, Palm and Round''. Knoxville, Tenn., 1983. {{FHL|143526|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 J644j}}.<br>
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*'''[Criss]''' Johnston, Aaron Montgomery. ''Ancestors and Descendants of James and Althea (Loose) Johnston and Allied Families: Bennett, Criss, Gay, Loose, Maitland, Montgomery, Palm and Round''. Knoxville, Tenn., 1983. {{FHL|143526|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 J644j}}.<br>  
*'''[Cunningham]''' Newman, Betty Cunningham. ''Adam and 500 More Cunninghams of the Valley of Virginia, c.1734-c.1800''. Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, Inc., 2000. {{FHL|985527|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 C917n}}.<br>
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*'''[Cunningham]''' Newman, Betty Cunningham. ''Adam and 500 More Cunninghams of the Valley of Virginia, c.1734-c.1800''. Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, Inc., 2000. {{FHL|985527|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 C917n}}.<br>  
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*'''[Deakins]''' Ganley, Gladys Dickens. "Some Speculations on a Dickens/Washington Connection," ''Magazine of Virginia Genealogy,'' Vol. 27, No. 2 (May 1989):75-81. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6131 Ancestry] ($); {{FHL|478773|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vs}}.
 
*'''[Dennison]''' Dennison, Edmund and Karl C. Priest. ''Baptized on the 4th of July: The Elder Edmund Dennison Story''. South Charleston, W. Va.: K.C. Priest, 1995. {{FHL|751696|item|disp=FHL}}.  
 
*'''[Dennison]''' Dennison, Edmund and Karl C. Priest. ''Baptized on the 4th of July: The Elder Edmund Dennison Story''. South Charleston, W. Va.: K.C. Priest, 1995. {{FHL|751696|item|disp=FHL}}.  
 
*'''[Hacker]''' “A Noted Mason Dead: The Demise of William Hacker at a Ripe Old Age,” [Newspaper obituary] (Shelbyville, Ohio), 29 July 1891, reprinted in ''Hacker’s Creek Journal,'' Vol. 6, No. 1 (Fall 1987):31-32 - free digital version at [http://www.hackerscreek.com/files.php?fcid=9 Hacker's Creek website].  
 
*'''[Hacker]''' “A Noted Mason Dead: The Demise of William Hacker at a Ripe Old Age,” [Newspaper obituary] (Shelbyville, Ohio), 29 July 1891, reprinted in ''Hacker’s Creek Journal,'' Vol. 6, No. 1 (Fall 1987):31-32 - free digital version at [http://www.hackerscreek.com/files.php?fcid=9 Hacker's Creek website].  
 
*'''[Mills]''' Hackett, John Davis and Kathryn Dickerson Shannon. "Mills Families of Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 35, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1991):215-228; Vol. 35, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1991):284-296; Vol. 36, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1992):34-48; Vol. 36, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1992):109-119. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 35 (1991)-v. 36 (1992)}}.  
 
*'''[Mills]''' Hackett, John Davis and Kathryn Dickerson Shannon. "Mills Families of Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 35, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1991):215-228; Vol. 35, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1991):284-296; Vol. 36, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1992):34-48; Vol. 36, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1992):109-119. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 35 (1991)-v. 36 (1992)}}.  
*'''[Prunty]''' Wassenaar, Ardyth. ''Memoirs and Geneology of the Prunty Family''. Seattle, Wash.: A. Wassenaar, 1984? {{FHL|121194|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 P953w}}.<br>
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*'''[Prunty]''' Wassenaar, Ardyth. ''Memoirs and Geneology of the Prunty Family''. Seattle, Wash.: A. Wassenaar, 1984? {{FHL|121194|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 P953w}}.<br>  
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*'''[Shore]''' Dennis, Barbara. ''The Shore Family: Michael Shore and His Descendants.'' 1971; reprint, Spokane, Wash.: M.B. Shore, 1992. {{FHL|609512|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 Sh78d}}.
 
*'''[Swisher] '''Swisher, Robert Edward. ''The Swisher Family of Harrison and Lewis Counties, West Virginia''. Richmond, Va.: Whittet &amp; Shepperson, 1974. {{FHL|168207|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 Sw65r}}.<br>
 
*'''[Swisher] '''Swisher, Robert Edward. ''The Swisher Family of Harrison and Lewis Counties, West Virginia''. Richmond, Va.: Whittet &amp; Shepperson, 1974. {{FHL|168207|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 Sw65r}}.<br>
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
 
[http://www.wvgenweb.org/harrison/deeds.html Harrison County West Virginia Deeds]
 
 
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
[http://www.wvgenweb.org/harrison/histories.htm Area Histories]
 
 
[http://books.google.com/books/about/History_of_Harrison_County_West_Virginia.html?id=J4QFK5LO-boC ''History of Harrison County, West Virginia From the Early Days of Northwestern Virginia to the Present'' ]ebooks free
 
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]<br>
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[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]<br>  
 
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[http://www.wvgenweb.org/harrison/maps.html Maps of Harrison County]
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[http://maps.google.com/maps?rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&oe=&safe=active&q=Harrison+County,+West+Virginia&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x884a3f69dee11a43:0xf439d43b3e20e8f4,Harrison,+WV&gl=us&ei=P_SnT8DzAu7q2wX76qynAg&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=3&ved=0CDgQ8gEwAg Harrison County, West Virginia Map]
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
 
[http://www.wvgenweb.org/harrison/military.htm Military Records of Harrison County, West Virginia]
 
  
 
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===== Civil War  =====
 
===== Civil War  =====
  
West Virginia, [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932429Naturalization Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865]
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'''Union'''
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:- [[1st Regiment, West Virginia Cavalry]]
  
==== Naturalization  ====
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'''Confederate'''
  
West Virginia, [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909003 Naturalization Records, 1814-1991]  
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate)|3rd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate)]]. Company C.
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:- [[20th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|20th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Companies E and F.<ref>Richard L. Armstrong, ''19th and 20th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). {{FHL|701272|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 101}}.</ref>
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:- [[31st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|31st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company C (Harrison Rifles) presumably was recruited in Harrison County.<ref>John M. Ashcraft, ''31st Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988). {{FHL|370004|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 48}}.</ref>
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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Records and histories are available, including:
  
[http://www.exponent-telegram.com/ Clarksburg Exponent Telegram ]<br>P. O. Box 2000 <br>Clarksburg, WV 26302 <br>(304) 624-6411 <br>Shinnston News &amp; Harrison County Journal <br>P.O. Box 187 <br>Shinnston, WV 26431 <br>(304) 592-1030
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*West Virginia, [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932429Naturalization Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865]
  
The Bridgeport News <br>1400 Johnson Ave Suite 21 <br>Bridgeport, WV 26330 <br>304-842-8840
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==== Naturalization  ====
  
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West Virginia, [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909003 Naturalization Records, 1814-1991]
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==== Occupations  ====
 
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West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909099Taxation Will Books]
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West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909099Taxation Will Books]  
  
 
==== Tax List  ====
 
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*'''[1815] '''Ward, Roger D. ''1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners (and Gazetteer)''. 6 vols. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Pub. Co., 1997-2000. Available at {{FHL|692063|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [The source for this publication is the 1815 land tax. Harrison County is included in Vol. 6.]
 
*'''[1815] '''Ward, Roger D. ''1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners (and Gazetteer)''. 6 vols. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Pub. Co., 1997-2000. Available at {{FHL|692063|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [The source for this publication is the 1815 land tax. Harrison County is included in Vol. 6.]
  
==== Vital Records ====
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===== Online West Virginia Tax site =====
  
{{WVvital}}&nbsp;
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West Virginia real and personal property tax records are managed by the County Assessor in each county. Land and land improvements are considered real property while mobile property is classified as personal property.
  
[http://www.wvgenweb.org/harrison/births.html Harrison County WV&nbsp;Birth Records]
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Many County Assessors offer an online searchable database, where assessment record searches can be performed by name, account number, year, or mp/parcel number. Where online records are not available, requests for records can be made to the Assessment Office in person, by phone, or in writing.  
  
[http://www.wvgenweb.org/harrison/pattidr.html Harrison County WV&nbsp;Death Records]  
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The search for tax information can start [http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/West-Virginia-Assessor-and-Property-Tax-Records.htm here]  
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==== Vital Records  ====
  
[http://www.wvgenweb.org/harrison/maillist.html#b Harrison County WV&nbsp;Marriage Records]
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{{WVvital}}. Includes marriages 1784-1970 - free.  
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
[http://www.wvhcgs.com/ Harrison County Genealogical Society]
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[[Hacker's Creek Pioneer Descendants, Inc.|'''Hackers Creek Pioneers Descendants Inc''']]<br>c/c Central West Virginia<br> Genealogy &amp; Historical Library<br>P O&nbsp;Box 56<br>Horner, West Virginia 26372-0056
  
[http://pages.swcp.com/~dhickman/arfhs.html Allegheny Regional Family History Society]
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[[Hacker's Creek Pioneer Descendants, Inc.|'''Hackers Creek Pioneers Descendants Inc''']]<br>c/c Central West Virginia<br>Genealogy &amp; Historical Library<br>P O&nbsp;Box 56<br>Horner, West Virginia 26372-0056
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~myhf/ Mining Your History Foundation]
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[http://clarksburglibrary.info/index.html Clarksburg-Harrison Public Library]
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==== Family History Centers  ====
 
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Harrison|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Harrison|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harrison_County,_West_Virginia Cyndi's List for West Virginia]
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv Cyndi's List for West Virginia]  
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harrison_County,_West_Virginia Harrison County, West Virginia Wikipedia]
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*Harrison County, West Virginia [http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/harrison.htm Microfilms at the Library of Virginia]
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/wv/harrison/harrison.html Harrison County West Virginia Archives WVGENWeb Site]  
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*Harrison County, West Virginia [http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/harrison.htm Microfilms at the Library of Virginia]
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*[http://www.wvgenweb.org/harrison/bios.html Harrison Family Histories and Biographies]
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*[http://www.wvgenweb.org/harrison/pictures.htm Harrison County, Photo Album]
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*[http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/wv/Harrison/state.html National Register of Historic Places Harrison County]
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*[http://sites.google.com/site/onlinedirectorysite/Home/usa/wv/harrison Harrison County, West Virginia Online Historical Directories]
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United States  Gotoarrow.png West Virginia  Gotoarrow.png Harrison County

Guide to Harrison County West Virginia genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Harrison County, West Virginia
Map
Map of West Virginia highlighting Harrison County
Location in the state of West Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting West Virginia
Location of West Virginia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded May 3, 1784
County Seat Clarksburg
Courthouse
Address Harrison County Courthouse
301 W Main Street
Clarksburg, WV 26301-2909
Phone: 304-624-8611
Harrison County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1853
Marriage Records from 1784[1]

History

Parent County

1784--Harrison County was created 3 May 1784 from Monongalia County.
County seat: Clarksburg[2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Harrison County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Wvharrison.jpg

Cemeteries

Oddfellows Cemetery

Census

For tips on accessing Harrison County, West Virginia census records online, see: West Virginia Census.

1785 Enumeration

Join us in indexing the 1940 Census

Church

Baptist

Early Baptist churches (with years constituted):

  1. Simpson's Creek (1775)[3]
  2. Buchannon (1786)[3]
  3. Good Hope (1806)[3]
  4. Olive Branch (1803)[3]
  5. Salem (1801)[3]
  6. Union (1802)[3]
  7. West Fork[3]

Harrison County fell within the bounds of the Union Association.

LDS

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Clarksburg

Court

Genealogy

  • [Criss] Johnston, Aaron Montgomery. Ancestors and Descendants of James and Althea (Loose) Johnston and Allied Families: Bennett, Criss, Gay, Loose, Maitland, Montgomery, Palm and Round. Knoxville, Tenn., 1983. FHL Book 929.273 J644j.
  • [Cunningham] Newman, Betty Cunningham. Adam and 500 More Cunninghams of the Valley of Virginia, c.1734-c.1800. Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, Inc., 2000. FHL Book 929.273 C917n.
  • [Deakins] Ganley, Gladys Dickens. "Some Speculations on a Dickens/Washington Connection," Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 27, No. 2 (May 1989):75-81. Digital version at Ancestry ($); FHL Book 975.5 B2vs.
  • [Dennison] Dennison, Edmund and Karl C. Priest. Baptized on the 4th of July: The Elder Edmund Dennison Story. South Charleston, W. Va.: K.C. Priest, 1995. FHL.
  • [Hacker] “A Noted Mason Dead: The Demise of William Hacker at a Ripe Old Age,” [Newspaper obituary] (Shelbyville, Ohio), 29 July 1891, reprinted in Hacker’s Creek Journal, Vol. 6, No. 1 (Fall 1987):31-32 - free digital version at Hacker's Creek website.
  • [Mills] Hackett, John Davis and Kathryn Dickerson Shannon. "Mills Families of Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 35, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1991):215-228; Vol. 35, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1991):284-296; Vol. 36, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1992):34-48; Vol. 36, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1992):109-119. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 35 (1991)-v. 36 (1992).
  • [Prunty] Wassenaar, Ardyth. Memoirs and Geneology of the Prunty Family. Seattle, Wash.: A. Wassenaar, 1984? FHL Book 929.273 P953w.
  • [Shore] Dennis, Barbara. The Shore Family: Michael Shore and His Descendants. 1971; reprint, Spokane, Wash.: M.B. Shore, 1992. FHL Book 929.273 Sh78d.
  • [Swisher] Swisher, Robert Edward. The Swisher Family of Harrison and Lewis Counties, West Virginia. Richmond, Va.: Whittet & Shepperson, 1974. FHL Book 929.273 Sw65r.

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia

Military

Revolutionary War
  • A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]. 1841. Digital versions at U.S. Census Bureau and Google Books et. al. 1967 reprint: FHL Collection 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Western District, Harrison County on page 134.]
  • Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include "an Added Index to States." FHL Collection 973 M24ur; digital version at Ancestry ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Virginia section begins on page 238.]
War of 1812

Harrison County men served in the 11th and 119th Regiments.[4]

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Harrison County, West Virginia served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Harrison County, West Virginia:

Union

- 1st Regiment, West Virginia Cavalry

Confederate

- 3rd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate). Company C.
- 20th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Companies E and F.[5]
- 31st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company C (Harrison Rifles) presumably was recruited in Harrison County.[6]

Records and histories are available, including:

Naturalization

West Virginia, Naturalization Records, 1814-1991

Newspapers

Occupations

  • Cutten, George Barton. The Silversmiths of Virginia (together with Watchmakers and Jewelers) from 1694 to 1850. Richmond, Va.: The Dietz Press, Incorporated, 1952. FHL Collection. [Includes a section on Clarksburg silversmiths.]

Probate

Harrison County, West Virginia Will Books 1822 - 1970

West Virginia Will Books

Tax List

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  • [1754-1800] Harrison County, [West] Virginia Tithable Lands: 1754-1800. Extracts in the West Virginia Collection at the West Virginia University Library, Morgantown, West Virginia; also available on microfilm at FHL.
  • [1784-1824] Harrison County, [West] Virginia Tithable List, 1784-1824. Original records, Harrison County Courthouse; also available on microfilm at FHL.
  • [1787] Schreiner-Yantis, Netti and Florene Speakman Love. The 1787 Census of Virginia: An Accounting of the Name of Every White Male Tithable Over 21 Years, the Number of White Males Between 16 & 21 Years, the Number of Slaves over 16 & Those Under 16 Years, Together with a Listing of Their Horses, Cattle & Carriages, and Also the Names of All Persons to Whom Ordinary Licenses and Physician's Licenses Were Issued. 3 vols. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987. Available at FHL. [The source of this publication is the 1787 personal property tax list. Harrison County is included in Vol. 1.]
  • [1789] Indexed images of the 1789 Personal Property Tax List of Harrison County, Virginia  (now West Virginia) is indexed online, courtesy: Binns Genealogy.
  • [1801] Images of the 1801 Personal Property Tax List of Harrison County, Virginia  (now West Virginia) are available online, courtesy: Binns Genealogy.
  • [1815] Ward, Roger D. 1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners (and Gazetteer). 6 vols. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Pub. Co., 1997-2000. Available at FHL. [The source for this publication is the 1815 land tax. Harrison County is included in Vol. 6.]
Online West Virginia Tax site

West Virginia real and personal property tax records are managed by the County Assessor in each county. Land and land improvements are considered real property while mobile property is classified as personal property.

Many County Assessors offer an online searchable database, where assessment record searches can be performed by name, account number, year, or mp/parcel number. Where online records are not available, requests for records can be made to the Assessment Office in person, by phone, or in writing.

The search for tax information can start here

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References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Doddridge County, West Virginia. Page 743 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Robert Baylor Semple and George William Beale, A History of the Rise and Progress of the Baptists in Virginia (1810; reprint, Richmond, Va.: Pitt and Dickinson, 1894), 434. Digital version at Google Books.
  4. Stuart Lee Butler, A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812 (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1988), 104. FHL Book 975.5 M2bs.
  5. Richard L. Armstrong, 19th and 20th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 101.
  6. John M. Ashcraft, 31st Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 48.